Steve Bannon in the White House. Stephen Miller in the White House. So Why is This Surprising? Rep. Steve King (R-IA), wanted to make certain that everyone knew exactly what he meant when he inexplicably dove head first to support Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders.
Why did King even get involved in a conversation about a politician in the Natherlands? Because he agrees with him. Wilders has campaigned to stop “Islamisation of the Netherlands” — as he puts it. And Wilders compared the Quran to Mein Kampf.
The bigger question is: With Bannon, Miller and the gang running around the White House, why is anyone shocked that King has re-ignited his views all of a sudden.
King has done this before. He’s had a anti-immigrant focus for years and has defined Mexican immigrants as being linked to the drug trade and criminality in the same way Donald Trump did during the 2016 campaign.
Over the weekend, Congressman King, whose racism should be a shock to absolutely no one, tweets this:
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies. https://t.co/4nxLipafWO
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017